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Safe for School Hotline

Beginning October 12 through December 30, 2020, Oakland County is offering a telephone screening resource to assist parents/guardians through the pre-screening process and to help identify potential illness in children prior to entering school. All screenings are conducted by healthcare professionals.

Hotline staff can help answer questions about COVID-19 symptoms, the need for testing, and what is considered high-risk.

  • Cost: No cost for parents/guardians of Oakland County school-aged children
  • Days: Monday through Friday
  • Times: 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Number: 248-551-4242
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Mask Reminders

As a reminder, please be sure your child’s mask follows the Bloomfield Hills Schools mask guidelines. Face masks can be either reusable or disposable. They should fit tightly over your entire nose and mouth. Masks must have school-appropriate graphics. Masks should NOT have valves. Masks with valves are not permitted in Bloomfield Hills Schools. Students and staff are welcome to wear face shields brought from home, but they are not required. They may be worn in addition to a face mask. Neck gaiters and bandannas are not sufficient face coverings. They may be worn in addition to a face mask. Neck gaiters must have school-appropriate graphics.

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Families, staff, and visitors/vendors are required to complete the daily pre-screen before coming to school. Students (not currently enrolled in the Bloomfield Virtual program) are attending school in-person in the hybrid model according to the phase-in timeline and must complete the pre-screen daily.  

The pre-screen is available at www.bloomfield.org/pre-screen and can be completed from any computer, tablet, or mobile device. Paper copies are also available for those who wish to print the checklist for a home reference.

Students and staff do not need to display a screen or paper upon bus or building entry according to guidance received from the Oakland County Health Division. Visitors/Vendors must complete the digital pre-screen prior to building entry and visitors/vendors will be greatly limited to minimize exposure risk. Student Athletes will also be required to complete the digital pre-screen prior to participation in athletics.

Thank you for your cooperation and daily diligence in this process!

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Meals for Kids

This fall, BHS will be continuing free curbside service for students either learning virtually or distance learning through the 2020-2021 school year.

Meal distribution is available curbside at Bloomfield Hills High School from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Meals will be provided for breakfast and lunch.

For students attending school in-person, meals will be provided in schools, either to take home if they are attending ½ days or cooked in the kitchens and ready to eat in school on full days for free.

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District and School Communications

Families are automatically signed up to receive communication from their child's school, teachers, and Bloomfield Hills Schools through Remind and My Bloomfield. Instructions for updating this information are available at www.bloomfield.org/notifications. Here you can manage your contact preferences as they pertains to text, email, and phone call notifications.

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Dear Families: Welcome to Way Elementary! For those of you who are new to this school, we warmly welcome you into this big family. If you are new, we have a Way mentor to help you navigate our school and community. Please reach out to Lisa Grabowski via email at lisaggrabowski@gmail.com or 734.612.7880 for any help acclimating.

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What Makes Our Elementary School Different?

Belief sets are at play in every school. Some refer to it as a vision, others to a mission. Setting aside outdated educational practices of the past, at Way Elementary we nurture a culture of thinking and compassion by embracing the Visible Thinking framework.

 
In This We Believe at Way Elementary
  • Focusing students on the learning vs. the work
  • Teaching for understanding vs. mere knowledge
  • Encouraging deep vs. surface learning strategies
  • Promoting independence vs. dependence
  • Developing a growth vs. fixed mindset

Want to learn more about our elementary school? Please feel free to contact us for an appointment and tour.

Our job is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision making so intense you can escape only by thinking. - Fred Friendly

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A Window Into Way

Making Our Thinking Visible at Way — A Michigan Elementary School

Visible Thinking Program at Michigan School

It is often difficult to comprehend the extensive amount of thinking, learning, and understanding that is taking place inside your child’s classroom each and every day. A Window Into Way  will provide you with snapshots of learning opportunities students are engaged in; experiences in which thinking is valued, visible and actively promoted. By making student’s thinking visible, we can better understand how our students are learning as well as their depth of understanding. Enjoy!

Building a Bridge Between Home and School

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Location


Way Elementary
765 West Long Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Contact


Main: 248.341.7800
*Attendance: 248.341.7810
*(Includes early dismissals, late arrivals, absences and vacations)


Adam Scher, Principal
248.341.7800
AScher@bloomfield.org

Cindy Antonis, Secretary
248.341.7800
CAntonis@bloomfield.org

Jenny Rossi
Visible Thinking Coordinator
248.341.6639
JRossi@bloomfield.org

Building Hours

 

 

Class 9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Half Days 12:20 p.m. Dismissal
Latchkey
 
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
3:55 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Bus Hotline: 248.341.6290 @BHSBuses